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Cairns Night Zoo

Address: Cook Hwy, Palm Cove, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: +61 7 40553669
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Cairns Night Zoo Safari and Barbecue Dinner
85%
Ranked #3 of 13 Attractions in Palm Cove
Owner description: We have a long standing reputation for offering our guests a great...
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Owner description: We have a long standing reputation for offering our guests a great Australian night out! You get the opportunity to experience nocturnal wildlife in the tropics at Cairns' one and only Night Zoo.Our guides will greet you at 7.00pm sharp at the Night Zoo entrance and escort you to our famous Aussie BBQ. Enjoy a delicious barbeque dinner of steak, sausages and seafood with fresh garden salads followed by a dessert. Relax with a drink from our licensed bar.After dinner, our guides will provide you with a torch and lead you into the darkness to meet the creatures of the night. Learn how owls hunt, touch a possum and pat a koala. On clear nights our guides will take you star gazing. See the Southern Cross, the Big Dipper and other well known constellations.Follow our guides as they lead you safely through the crocodiles' lair. See the croc eyes glow in your torchlight.In the Aussie bush, there's always a chance you will cross paths with a "Swaggie" (an original Australian bushman). Join our hospitable Swaggie and enjoy billy tea and damper with him by the campfire. His friends, the kangaroos, will come down to say G'day and maybe even share a bite to eat!After complimentary cold beer or wine, join in the fun as our guides teach you some famous Aussie Bush Dances. Dance and sing along - it's more fun than you can imagine!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The food and drink was very good and plentiful. The group was a little too large when visiting the animals so it was hard to see what was happening. A large part of the group was non-English speaking which made it hard to hear the English with the other translation going on at the same time. It would be better... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This zoo was recommended to me by a work peer because I wanted to hold koalas. And it ended up having so much more! We also got to feed kangaroos, hold a snake, and pet a wombat. The staff does a wonderful job of making the night fun! If you do want to hold a koala be prepared to pay... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

This is a great night out,very entertaining,meal was nice (except for the steak)patting/interacting with some of the animals was great especially the the black headed python she was really nice to hold

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Bateau Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are in Cairns, this is a must! Dinner is a 2 course buffet then we headed out around the zoo with our torches. The staff were all amazing & gave interesting talks about each animal. We tried traditional damper & bush tea. Finished off the night with a drink & Aussie bush dance. So much fun!

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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Fantastic night, great staff, amazing animals. Just go with the flow and you will have a great night. Food was ok just remember you are not there for the food.

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baton rouge
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was an absolutely amazing experience! I traveled here with 17 guests from the US and every one of us loved the night zoo. They made it easy for us to book the reservation, especially for a large party. I'm vegetarian and they had a special veggie meal, that was thoughtful and tasty, ready for me with everyone else's food... More 

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Trophy Club, Texas
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62 reviews 62 reviews
20 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We just came home from a 2-week trip to Melbourne, Cairns, and Brisbane. The Cairns Night Zoo (and the Cairns Tropical Zoo) were our favorite part of the trip! The staff is so friendly and knowledgeable. We had a smaller group during the night tour (about 30 people), and we got a lot of hands-on time with the animals. We... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Went to the Cairns Night Zoo last night with our four children (ages 10, 8, 6, 6) upon recommendation from friends. Our children like, but don't love, animals so I wasn't sure how much they would like this. We've also petted koalas and kangaroos a few days ago at Featherdale in Sydney. However, we all had a wonderful time and... More 

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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

From the second you walk in the door, you are greeted by a friendly cockatoo, smiling faces and an open bar. We listened to the talented accordion player whilst we ate our meal and sunk some more beers. The tour itself was very informative and interactive. We were able to pet certain animals, and the small night time tours provide... More 

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

WOW, this was one of the best Zoo/dinner shows I have been too. The host were very friendly and informative and the food was great. It was much more than what we expected . It had a fair dikum Aussie feel to it and you could actually pet or hold the koala. It is a memory I will never forget... More 

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